review: KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD/MILD HIGH CLUB – SKETCHES OF BRUNSWICK EAST

Sketches of Brunswick East is the eleventh studio album by Australian psychedelic rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, and the third by Mild High Club, with mastermind Alexander Brettin who was born in Chicago, Illinois. After releasing Flying Microtonal Banana and Murder Of The Universe it seems that King Gizzard are really putting out 5 records this year.
So… King Gizzard and Mild High Club together on one album?
It sounds exactly as you imagine it to sound like: It’s heavily jazz-influenced, sometimes funky, sometimes psychedelic and altogether pretty chill. In addition you will find many weird harmonies and song structures on this record. Flutes, chirping birds, catchy bass lines and heavy use of vibraphones make this album a fantastic ‘big city life’ soundtrack. Due to the reason it is through-composed you feel being soaked into this world that both bands are trying to create, and sometimes you feel like being in a hippie movie of the late 60s. Without a doubt this album could easily be used for a Sunday afternoon recreational session in your backyard.  Trippy!


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